The research software provided on this page is an Amira extension package that implements the methods described in:

Britta Weber, Erin M. Tranfield, Johanna L. Höög, Daniel Baum, Claude Antony, Tony Hyman, Jean-Marc Verbavatz, Steffen Prohaska. Automated stitching of microtubule centerlines across serial electron tomograms. PLoS ONE, e113222.

The software was developed at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and is provided under a MIT-style license (see download archive). The commercial software Amira is required to run the extension package.

To use the software:

  1. Obtain Amira 5.6. Users without Amira 5.6 may request a trial version with a time-limited license from FEI Visualization Sciences Group.
  2. Download and install the ZIB extension package. The extension package is available for Windows 64-bit (Visual C++ 2008, VC9) and Linux 64-bit (GCC 4.4) at

Supplementary data os available from the digital repository Dryad (DOI 10.5061/dryad.v8j20).